Friday, November 28, 2014

YA CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP

I hope each and every one of you had a good Thanksgiving. I did.
A morning Liturgy with many more family in attendance than I had expected, followed by a late afternoon dinner with family, both biological and adopted by choice. Family has different meanings to different people.  Family by blood, family through marriage and family by selective adoption.  By selective adoption I mean the people that we enjoy so much we wish we were related and spend a good deal of time together.  I had a good great day with my warped and bended  and majorly extended, family.  Lots of laughs. Especially over coffee and some chat about this blog and the recent nastiness in the comments.

Gratuitous Zed like meal out photo from my photo camera

Shuffling home to my quasi imitation semi monastic palatial cell I began to surf the net a bit for some holiday shopping and updated my amazon (yeah don't start on me...) wish list for my family who claim they never have an idea as to what to buy me. (black socks and handkerchiefs are ALWAYS welcome. Boring huh? ) Then my attention turned to a couple blogs I follow where I saw this....

Swiped from Zed's blog. Who could really make this up?

Which, of course, was found here.  Why do I even bother? Sometimes a parody just writes itself.  Or the silliness becomes manifest just by pointing to it and laughing. 

Of course he hung it up in the steamy trunk pipe back door evacuation venue.

Sometimes it's funny. Other times, it makes me feel sad for him.
I think he's an unhappy and lonely man.
I couldn't make this up if I wanted to. 

Blogger has been marking some of the vile comments as spam, and I'm leaving them there.  It seems to help the system weed them out via IP address. 

Advent is fast upon us. As such posts will probably diminish quite a bit, and if the comments get too mean and vile, I will moderate or just turn them off. I love freedom of exchange of information, ideas, humor and even a few sharp barbs when they're called for. Outright meanness and sexual raunchiness, not so much. 


23 comments:

  1. What did I miss? What are the first two posters talking about?

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    1. I dunno.
      I read on some obscure Pope Francis hating blog some of the posts under the heading "Pope Francis' Insults"
      Seems someone is going to capitalize on that project.
      Watch for a link through their amazon referral account.

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    2. http://thatthebonesyouhavecrushedmaythrill.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-pope-francis-little-book-of-insults.html

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    3. The first two posters are one and the same. Actually, they are all the same person from 6:36 AM until 8:17 AM.

      I was thinking that I need to get a life. This poor chap has even less of a life than I do. Who would have thought that was possible!

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    4. From what I gather from reading that blog, the writer has a dead end job as a barista and has a crabby boss. He is also apaprently "ex-gay" and recently married. Since I think that it is impossible to pray the gay away, I'm sure that he is quite bitter about hiding his true identity. Also, I'm sure that his beard is wondering what she got into. So it isn't shocking that he or one of his lackeys is spamming you. They all have quite lousy lives.

      But congrats for raising the ire of the neo-trad Catholics. They sure enjoy insulting and bullying others, but seem to be unable to take criticism. It is sort of like Father Z cloned himself over and over again.

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    1. Thank you so much! I am hesitant to promote my own inventions.

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    2. Wel, D, it is a Fr-D conversions kit or so it sems.

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  3. Roses are red.
    Your blood is too.
    You look like a monkey
    And belong in a zoo.
    Do not worry,
    I'll be there too.
    Not in the cage,
    But laughing at you.

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    1. Super Trad Mum? And here I thought you have your own blog for poetry.

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    2. I thought "Long Skirts" is the would-be poet.

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    3. "Long-skirts" is busy incubating child number 26. She passed on the poet laureate duties for the duration.

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    4. Super Trad Mum writes poetry too, but not only poetry. Long-Skirts seems to only communicate in 2-4 words per line semi-rhyming things, like Celibate Steel that someone has posted a few times.

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    5. Sorry if I made a mistake. With the veils and the ankle length skirts, they all look the same to me.

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  4. The Most Boring Thing Ever Written
    I am writing something. Yes, I plan to make it the most boring thing ever written. I go to the store. A car is parked. Many cars are parked or moving. Some are blue. Some are tan. They have windows. In the store, there are items for sale. These include such things as soap, detergent, magazines, and lettuce. You can enhance your life with these products. Soap can be used for bathing, be it in a bathtub or in a shower. Apply the soap to your body and rinse. Detergent is used to wash clothes. Place your dirty clothes into a washing machine and add some detergent as directed on the box. Select the appropriate settings on your washing machine and you should be ready to begin. Magazines are stapled reading material made with glossy paper, and they cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from news and politics to business and stock market information. Some magazines are concerned with more recreational topics, like sports card collecting or different kinds of hairstyles. Lettuce is a vegetable. It is usually green and leafy, and is the main ingredient of salads. You may have an appliance at home that can quickly shred lettuce for use in salads. Lettuce is also used as an optional item for hamburgers and deli sandwiches. Some people even eat lettuce by itself. I have not done this. So you can purchase many types of things at stores.
    If I drive around, I sometimes notice the houses and buildings all around. There are also pieces of farm land that are very large. Houses can be built from different kinds of materials. The most common types are brick, wood, and vinyl or synthetic siding. Houses have lawns that need to be tended. Lawns need to be mowed regularly. Most people use riding lawnmowers to do this. You can also use a push mower. These come in two varieties: gas-powered and manual. You don’t see manual push-mowers very much anymore, but they are a good option if you do not want to pollute the air with smoke from a gas-powered lawnmower. I notice that many families designate the lawnmowing responsibility to a teenager in the household. Many of these teenagers are provided with an allowance for mowing the yard, as well as performing other chores, like taking out the trash, washing the dishes, making their bed, and keeping the house organized. Allowances are small amounts of money given by parents to their children, usually on a weekly basis. These usually range from 5 dollars to 15 dollars, sometimes even 20 dollars. Many parents feel that teenagers can learn financial responsibility with this system.

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    1. If you're looking for boring try liturgicalnotes.blogspot.com otherwise known as Father Honeywiskers Mutual somethingorother.

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  5. Humor can save your life. A good chuckle is good for your heart, relieves stress, and mends relationships, among many other benefits. So laugh, or at least fake it 'til you make it.

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    1. I faked it through my entire first marriage. But I suspect some of the married convert Anglican ministers turned Catholic priest know something about faking it in marriage.
      By they way, my first marriage was to an Episcopalian minister who could only reach his final destination when I used my finger up.
      I've probably said too much.
      Anyway, he is now a Catholic priest along with his boyfriend, also a former Episcopalian minister.
      No tears for me though, I still an Episcopalian and happily married to a woman who is more butch than my former minister husband.
      Father D, a priest friend sent me a link to your blog and being a former a beard as some of readers say, I find all the comments about the backdoordinariate hysterical.

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    2. Sounds as if each of you ended up with what you wanted. Good luck.

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  6. Humor doesn't typically come to mind in the same breath as depression. But humor can be an important ally in getting beyond the rigidity of thinking that accompanies depression and keeps people locked into a depressed state of mind.

    One goal of cognitive therapy is to change your perspective, your point of view. Humor is one way to change your view viscerally—and enjoyably.

    Cultivating a humorous mindset helps you see yourself and any situation with a more supple mind so that you are not locked into a negative view. Depression is both caused by and causes the inability to see options and choices we otherwise would.

    Take a common situation: someone feels very depressed in the wake of having failed at something. They cancel plans and withdraw from social opportunities. They don't feel "up to it." Under the surface, perhaps out of view of the conscious mind, the person might feel that the failure disqualifies him from the human race. However, turning around and asking out loud, "Does that disqualify me from the human race?" is humorous. It highlights the absurdity of the extreme conclusion.

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  7. Well, something overwhelmed the spam filter.

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  8. Nobody buys ammo any more for Zippo the Lard so he's forced to flog second hand fire-sale books by the Bavarian.
    Times are tough for the Zepplin.

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